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Specialty Pharmacy Specialist

Job Description

Job ID: 1197305
Employment Status: Full-Time
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

It takes an innovative environment to attract the very best. That is why St. Louis' most talented pharmacy professionals choose Barnes-Jewish Hospital for their careers. Here, our pharmacy staff enjoys the kind of clinical variety and collaboration that makes their careers challenging, interesting and fulfilling. At Barnes-Jewish, you'll have the opportunity to be involved in inpatient and outpatient care. you'll work with doctors leading their fields in ground-breaking therapies. And you'll work with state-of-the-art technologies that ensure your work is the utmost in quality and efficiency. The pharmacy staff at Barnes-Jewish has access to a number of drug information resources, including many online references accessible from department computers. An on-site drug information center provides support for more in-depth questions.


Overview


Role Purpose

Provides customer focused pharmaceutical care and ensure the prompt and accurate dispensing, processing, and recording of prescriptions according to prescription orders. Direct and assist in the procurement, storage, distribution and disposal of medications. Collaborate with health care providers to assess, monitor, initiate and modify medication use according to patient condition and age specific criteria. Prevent, direct and resolve medication-related issues. Counsel and educate to promote optimal drug therapy. Supervise and direct supportive staff.


Responsibilities

  • Verifies prescribed medications and dosages to ensure that therapy is safe and effective for the patient's condition. Reviews patient profiles to identify clinically significant side effects, drug allergies, and drug interactions. Processes and labels prescriptions with accurate data and directions for patient use.
  • Provides consultation to patients regarding side effects, drug interactions, specific storage requirement and directions for use.
  • Maintain proficiency in operating pharmacy workflow management systems for point of sale, prescription order entry, patient profile review or retrieval of clinical data. Preserve proper records relating to medication profiles, prescription files, controlled substances records, and other legal and departmental record and procedures.
  • Accepts new prescription orders and collaborates with other health care providers to manage patient's drug therapy for effectiveness.
  • Assists in all daily operations in a manner that facilitates the achievement of a high level of customer satisfaction and experience.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Pharmacy

     

    Experience

  • <2 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • RPH/MTS

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer